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The Story of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme

By Michael Billington

9780750987899

ISBN: 9780750987899

Published: 01-06-2018


The Story of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme

By Michael Billington

ISBN: 9780750987899

Published: 01-06-2018

About This Book

The townships of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme nestle neatly in the triangular area bordered on the south by the River Mersey, on the north west by the River Irwell/Manchester Ship Canal and on the east by the M60 motorway. In this, the first substantial book on the area since 1898, local historian Michael Billington draws on a variety of sources to tell the history of the area. He takes the reader on a journey of discovery in his portrayal of old houses, churches, farms, weaving, the arrival of the railway, children and education, entertainment, sport, customs, culture, the war years and much more.

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